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Date of News Release: 3/5/2018

MARTIN , KY (March 2nd 2018) Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post 09 arrested a Prestonsburg man on drug charges during a traffic stop.

A traffic stop of a vehicle with expired registration tags on KY Rt. 80 in the Martin Area led to the drug charges. During the stop the Trooper noticed the smell of Marijuana coming from the vehicle. At that time he requested assistance from the Prestonsburg Police K9 officer at his location.

The K9 indicated there were drugs in the vehicle. A quart size mason jar was discovered with Marijuana, Marijuana seeds, 11- 400 milligram Gabapentin, 20-7.5 milligram Hydrocodone, and $1154.00 in cash.

Kendall Hackworth of Prestonsburg was arrested on drug charges and lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center.

This case remains under investigation by Trooper Darvin Marsillett.